Healthy Community

It takes more than medicine to safeguard a person’s health. As a leader in our community, it’s our responsibility to address social determinants of health. To address gaps in historically under-resourced communities, we offer a variety of programs to improve patient education, disease prevention and overall health and wellness.

Anti-Racism Initiatives at the Ohio State Wexner Medical

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has denounced racism of all forms, recognizing that it is a social determinant of health that damages not only our community and patients, but also our faculty, staff and students.

The Diversity Council

This volunteer group of employees offers events, in-person and online classes and a Certificate of Inclusive Excellence Program to foster personal awareness of how our own attitudes, assumptions and biases can impact professional and personal interactions and to educate our team on systemic racism and how we can create change.

Employee Resource Groups

These employee-led groups provide peer support, mentoring, professional and personal development resources, monthly meetings and special events for employees of different identity and interest groups.

Current groups include:

  • APIDA (Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American)
  • Black Faculty and Staff
  • Diversabilities
  • Green Team
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • LGBTQ+
  • SALAAM (Support Academic Leadership and Advocacy in Medicine)
  • Veterans
  • Women of Color
  • Young Professionals Network
  • Women in Medicine and Science

All employees of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University are welcome to join, including those who identify with or want to learn more about the group, have an affinity for related issues or would like to be an ally or sponsor.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine Health Equity plan

To improve the experience of both faculty and learners and better prepare the next generation of medical leaders, this plan focuses on our curriculum and removing disparities in research, patient care and our own recruitment and retention.

The OSUCCC – James Center for Cancer Health Equity

This plan is intended to increase cancer awareness in minority and underserved communities locally, regionally and nationally.

National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health

This initiative supports collaboration, training, research, science-based resources and intentional integration of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment into routine primary care.

Learn more about Health Equity at Ohio State

Learn more about Health Equity at Ohio State